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APC raises alarm over alleged plans by Kano Govt to spend N8bn LGs fund



The Kano State Government’s alleged plan to spend N8 billion in local government councils’ funds without justification has been met with concern from the All Progressives Congress, APC. The state’s APC chairman, Abdullahi Abbas, expressed this worry in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja. Abbas urged both the local government councils and commercial banks in the state to halt the process of clearing the release of funds to the state government. The political uncertainty in the state, arising from the much-awaited Supreme Court judgment on the governorship election, was cited as the reason for this call.

Abbas raised alarm that the NNPP government seemed to be moving towards taking over the functions of local government councils in order to misappropriate their funds, which amounted to over N8 billion. He mentioned that the APC had acquired a copy of the approval letter from the Ministry for Local Government, directed at the 44 local government councils to release N101 million each for the construction of the Dan’Agundi interchange, and N36 million each for the construction of the Tal’udu interchange. This approval, addressed to all council chairmen, the Auditor-General, Local Government Audit, and all zonal inspectors of the ministry, was for the council’s contribution to the mentioned projects.

Abbas also pointed out that the NNPP government had recently replaced and posted new Directors of Personnel Management (DPMs) and treasurers in a move seemingly aimed at ensuring a smooth process in muscling the local councils through the embezzlement of their funds. He urged the NNPP government to consider the interest of the people of the state, noting that the decision to embark on such projects had faced criticism from people within the NNPP’s fold.

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